The Avid Cruiser

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The Avid Cruiser - helping you make informed cruise vacation choices. Hosted by Ralph Grizzle, editor of The Avid Cruiser,

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Episodes of The Avid Cruiser

    • Helsingborg: The Real Sweden

      In this video we hit the highlights of South Sweden's Skåne, from Helsingborg's city center, with its beautiful North Harbor and Sweden's oldest pedestrian shopping street; to the open-air museum Fredriksdal, larger than Stockholm's Skansen; to the gardens (named Europe's most beautiful) and palace Sofiero; and on to Mölle, the birthplace of Swedish sin. At Mölle, we stop for a round of golf at nature's playground, Kullaberg, which has been described as a compact New Zealand and is also noted ...

      • Release date
        Jan 28, 2014
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    • Antarctica On Silver Explorer

      Join us on a journey to one of the world's most spectacular regions.

      • Release date
        Jan 13, 2014
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    • Defining 'The Seabourn Difference'

      Seabourn is in the ultra-luxury cruise segment. But what does that mean to you as a cruise passenger? Come along with me, and I'll show you The Seabourn Difference.

      • Release date
        Jan 12, 2014
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    • That's Entertainment, Seabourn Style

      When evening falls on Seabourn, that's when the real stars come out. Each night of your Seabourn cruise, a talented cast of performers, singers, dancers and musicians give their all to make sure that you are thoroughly entertained. During the day, attend lectures featuring noted experts in an ongoing enrichment series known as Seabourn Conversations — or head up to the Pool Deck for parties under the sun and later, under the stars. That's Entertainment, Seabourn Style

      • Release date
        Nov 27, 2013
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    • The Observation Bar On Seabourn

      Ten decks up and at the front of the ship on Seabourn Quest is an oasis of tranquility known as the Observation Bar. Walk through the doors into a beautiful space, where during the afternoon you'll find sweets and soft music along with an elegantly served high tea. The same space transforms in the evening to one of the most attractive public rooms afloat. As day gives way to night, the Observation Bar becomes a place for piano music, cocktails, conversation and the warm glow of candlelight. Th...

      • Release date
        Nov 6, 2013
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    • Seabourn Trailer For New Web Series

      I’m Ralph Grizzle, the Avid Cruiser. For more than two decades, I’ve cruised the Seven Seas on some of the world’s most luxurious ships. I write about my experiences on My goal is to help people like you make informed decisions about your cruise vacations. Join me today as I explore one of world’s finest cruise ships. Welcome aboard Seabourn.

      • Release date
        Oct 22, 2013
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    • 5 Reasons To Cruise Europa 2

      Chances are that you've never heard of Hapag-Lloyd cruises. Based in Germany, the company operates a couple of expedition vessels as well as what has been ranked as the world's best cruise ship: the highly acclaimed Europa. I cruised on Europa a few years ago and liked it a lot. You can read about that experience on This past spring, when I was invited to cruise on the new Europa 2, I leapt at the opportunity. Actually, I got to cruise twice on Europa 2. The first was a previe...

      • Release date
        Sep 1, 2013
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    • An Evening At Ephesus On Silversea Cruises

      Silversea offered a wide selection of shore excursions in Kusadasi. We talked to one couple who went tandem sky-diving (their first time), a shore excursion offered on Silver Spirit. Others visited Ephesus and the Home of the Virgin Mary in the morning, and some even returned for the evening concert. Golf excursions were offered as were wine tasting excursions. We chose to visit Ephesus in the evening for several reasons: 1) With temperatures in the 90s, we figured we could avoid touring Ephes...

      • Release date
        Aug 10, 2013
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    • Sunset On Silversea

      Take two minutes to escape reality and experience the sensation of being at sea on Silver Spirit. This video was shot as we cruised the Adriatic Sea toward Montenegro.

      • Release date
        Aug 9, 2013
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    • Visiting Olympia, Small Group, Great Tour Guide

      On A Silversea Shore Excursion, we visited Olympia, Birthplace Of The Olympics. Our Silversea guide was Saskia Alting, a native of the Netherlands who has been living in Greece for more than two decades. Indeed, it is the quality of the guides that distinguishes Silversea's shore excursions. Our small group saw the Temple of Hera, destroyed by an earthquake in the early 4th century AD, and never rebuilt — as well as the Temple of Zeus, built between 472 and 456 BC. We even visited the Stadium,...

      • Release date
        Aug 3, 2013
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